Platinised Titanium Rod Anode for Cantilever and Probe Anode assembly in Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP)

March 2, 2020 at 7:28 AMPlatinised

Platinized Titanium and Niobium probe / cantilever type anodes are also available for use in Internal ICCP of process vessels such as pipes, condenser water boxes and heat exchangers where the interior is difficult to access and its space limited. Such anodes are often mounted through the vessel shell, with the anode part of the probe extending into the vessel, and wire connections made to the probe on the exterior of the vessel.


Tiaano offer Platinised Titanium and Niobium cantilever (probe) anodes for this application (medium seawater, fresh water and brackish water) Also Tiaano offer platinized Rods and Tubes suitable for cantilevers (probes).


The primary use of platinized titanium anodes is in the field of Cathodic Protection. The anodes are used in structures buried in soil and the steel exposed to marine environments such as oil and gas producing platforms, ships, oil well casings and jetties.


Combining Platinum and Titanium / Niobium for Outstanding Corrosion Prevention:-


Platinized Titanium Anodes synergistically combine the favorable electrochemical features of platinum (Pt) with the corrosion resistance and other characteristics of titanium. They are anodes normally produced by the electrochemical deposition of a very thin layer of platinum metal onto a titanium substrate. These anodes operate as inert anodes with high durability and are preferred because they remain insoluble in common electrolytes.




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Platinum Plated Titanium Anodes for Research and Development

March 2, 2020 at 6:21 AMPlatinised

Tiaano offer Platinum plated Anode and cathodes (Electrodes) for various research and developments. Many article provides a history of platinised anodes by reviewing innovations in the chlor-alkali industry, electroplating, electro galvanizing, electro winning etc.... These anodes are attractive for numerous reasons (e.g., long life and educed energy consumption), but they must still overcome the hurdle of cost to gain wider acceptance for applications in the various process industries.

Chemical Behavior of Platinum and Titanium:-

Platinum is preferred on an anode's outer surface because it is highly resistant to corrosion and can ensure current flow in most electrolyte media without leading to the formation of an insulating layer on itself. Because it doesn’t corrode, it doesn’t produce corrosion products and hence the consumption rate is very low.

Platinum is inert in fused salts and acids, whereas it is dissolved in aqua regia. There is no risk of hydrogen embrittlement. It is one of the few rare metals that perfectly resist chlorides of seawater.

Titanium shows reasonably good resistance to a marine environment (seawater in particular). It does not react with concentrated (80%) solutions of metallic chlorides. However, it is susceptible to attack by hydrofluoric acid (HF) and hot hydrochloric acid (HCl) of higher concentrations. Even hydrogen peroxide and hot nitric acid can attack titanium. Oxidizing agents normally do not attack titanium because it readily forms a protective oxide coating. However, non-oxidizing substances such as sulfuric acid (above 5% concentration) and phosphoric acid (above 30%) can attack titanium. From a hydrogen embrittlement point of view, titanium fares better than tantalum as an anode material.

Advantages of Platinized Titanium Anodes:-

Platinum has the advantages of electro chemical inertness, mechanical strength, workability and favorable electrical conductivity. However, it is prohibitively expensive. Development of platinum on titanium and platinum on tantalum (plated) materials has opened up the feasibility of using these for anode materials for Electro Plating, metal finishing and cathodic protection systems in critical applications.


Platinum Plated Titanium Perforated Anode for Electrolysis

March 1, 2020 at 11:35 PMPlatinised

Platinum is the most effective metal for any electro chemical or electrolysis process due to its current conducting property. Platinum being the most expensive material rational utilization of Platinum for the greater benefit ensures economical solution. Platinized Anodes is none but a rational utilization of platinum by coating or plating limited quantity on to titanium to achieve the same result as using platinum metal.

Platinized Titanium anodes can be operated at very high current densities. 75Amps per dm² are typical. All of the current flows from the platinum plated / coated portion of the anode surface. However, if this coating is damaged, current may also flow from the substrate material resulting in its premature failure. The primary limitation of platinized anodes is that the oxide film on the substrate can break down if excessive anode-to-electrolyte voltages are encountered. The practical limit for platinized titanium is 12 volts.

Specifications of Platinized Titanium Anode:-


Titanium 99.9% pure As per ASTM Standard

Anode Shape

Titanium Sheet, Wire, Rod, Expanded Mesh, Tube

Plating (Catalyst)

Pure Platinum

Purity of Platinum Catalyst


Platinum Thickness

0.5 to 20 Micron

Plating Process

Electro deposition

Catalyst Color

Silver White



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Platinised Titanium Rod Anode for Marine Growth Prevention System

February 25, 2020 at 6:23 AMPlatinised

Tiaano Platinised Titanium Rod Anode for used to make Marine Growth Prevention System (MGPS).  The Marine Growth Prevention System (MGPS) was conceptualized and created with the sole purpose of defeating Marine Growth right at its very root, preventing even the most minute trace of marine organism from depositing itself along the ship’s interior altogether.

Key Benefits for Structures (Marine, Offshore & Industrial) protected by Anti-fouling Systems:-

Reduce maintenance costs , Lower costs on using high standards coatings, Increases life of the structures, Only solution to corrosion of inaccessible areas of steel such as the base of storage tanks, Reduces likelihood of leakage from buried and submarine pipeline caused by corrosion, Reduce repair bills for vessels, Longer intervals between dry dockings, Higher resale value, Prevent fouling built-up, Protect pipeline against corrosion, Kills Sculpture Reducing Bacteria (SRB), Full Automatic control and Lowers maintenance costs.


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Platinum Plated Titanium Disc Anode and Half Disc Anode for Electro Plating

February 25, 2020 at 6:04 AMPlatinised

Platinum is a precious metal having very good physical and chemical properties such as high corrosion resistance, thermal conductivity and catalytic nature. The Platinum Coating delivers excellent performance and a long service life. The life time of platinised titanium anodes is in particular dependent on the work medium (electrolyte) and the anodic current (specific current density). According to experience, it is approx. 1-4 g platinum per one million ampere hours in fluoride-free chromium baths. In case of specific current densities of over 75 A/dm2 or upon the use of baths containing fluoride, we recommend the use of platinised niobium anodes.

Possible applications of Platinised Titanium Anodes / Electrodes for Electroplating, Electrowinning, Electro Galvanizing, Electro Floculation, Cathodic Proctection, Water Electrolysis, Electrochlorination, Electrodialysis, Sea Water Chlorination, Sewage Treatment, Chloroalkali Cells - Diaphragm / Mercury / Membrane cells, Chlorate Cells, Hydrogen Cells, Iodate cells, Bromate Cells, Per Chlorate cells, Sodium Chlorate Cells, FUEL Cells.

Properties of platinum Plating: -


Good adhesion

High plasticity

High ductility

High Purity


Different Types of Platinised Titanium Anodes for Electro Plating Industry

February 16, 2020 at 10:09 PMPlatinised

Electroplating anodes are used to create products in many industries. All kinds of metals can be plated in this way, including gold, silver, tin, zinc, copper, cadmium, chromium, nickel, platinum, and lead. Electroplating is very similar to electrolysis (using electricity to split up a chemical solution).

Brief overview of Electro Plating process:-

The two are then connected to an electrical current source, by connecting the positive end to the plating anode and the negative to the item being to be plated. Once current flows through the system positively charged metal ions become attracted to the negatively charged item, thereby coating the item with the desired finish.

Key Benefits of Platinized Titanium Anodes in Electroplating:-

Ø  A low consumption rate that conserves precious platinum.

Ø  Favorable dimensional stability

Ø  Corrosion resistance ensures durability with easy maintainability.

Ø  Light weight, as well as favorable current distribution in electroplating.

Ø  High resistance to corrosion

Ø  Resistance to oxidation

Ø  High electrical conductivity

Ø  Ability to act as catalyst

Ø  High chemical stability

Ø  Capability to produce an excellent finish

Platinum is typically plated on different corrosion resistant materials such as titanium (Ti), tantalum (Ta), niobium (Nb). Tiaano offer anodes as per standard and customer’s drawings and specifications.


Platinum Plated Titanium Anode or Electrode for Electrolysis

February 16, 2020 at 8:11 PMPlatinised

Tiaano provides Platinum plating on Titanium in the form of sheet, expanded mesh, pipe, wire, rod and custom built as Anodes and cathodes (Electrodes) for various industrial electrolysis applications, Including Electro Plating, Electrolytic Recovery, Electro – Chemical Sensing, Electro Winning refining of metals, Electro Galvanizing, , Regeneration of Chromic Acid, Electro – dialysis, Cathodic Protection, Electrolytic production of Sodium hydro Chlorate.

Type of Platinised Titanium Anodes or Electrode we offer:-

Ø  Platinized Titanium Rod Anode

Ø  Platinised Titanium Wire Anode

Ø  Platinised Titanium Sheet / Plate Anode

Ø  Platinised Titanium Expanded Mesh Anode

Ø  Platinised Titanium Perforated anode

Ø  Platinised Titanium Basket anodes

Ø  Platinised Titanium Tube Anode

Ø  Platinised Titanium Disc anodes

Ø  Platinised Titanium Strip anodes

Ø  Platinised Titanium Slotted anodes etc…

According to the substrate material used, the platinized anodes are classified as

1.       Platinized Titanium anodes

2.       Platinized Niobium anodes

3.       Platinised zirconium anodes

4.       Platinised Tantalum anodes


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FRP Insulated Platinised Titanium Strip Anode for Cathodic Protection (ICCP)

February 14, 2020 at 9:08 AMPlatinised

Tiaano manufacture and supplier of FRP insulated Platinised Titanium Strip Anodes for ship hull protection. Effective cathodic protection guarantees corrosion free existence. Providing the structure is maintained at a potential of –0.8 volts, no loss of metal will occur at all during the life of the structure.

How does corrosion take place in ships?

Ships are made of steel; whose main component is iron. Iron is an electrochemically positive element, i.e., it has a tendency to give up electrons to become a free ion. Sea water is composed of oxygen and hydrogen, and it produces electrochemically negative hydroxyl ions which can accept the electrons given by Iron. This way the Iron ions combine with the hydroxyl ions of water to form Iron Hydroxide. This is called the oxidization of Iron, and this oxide is what we call as the brown color rust.

Cathodic protection is a mechanism which is employed to protect the ship’s surface from corrosion.

Advantage of our Platinised Titanium Anode - Ship Hull Protection:-

• Increased life of rudders, shafts, struts and propellers as well as other underwater

• Anodes are light, sturdy and compact for easy shipping, storage and installation

• Automatic control equipment ensures reliable, simple operation

• Only one installation required for the life of the vessel or structure

• Increased dry-dock interval


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Platinum Plated Sheet Anode for Electro Plating Application

February 12, 2020 at 6:46 PMPlatinised

Platinised titanium anodes combine the excellent electrochemical characteristics of platinum with the good corrosion qualities of titanium.  This anode is designed for Electro Plating application. They are characterised by the following features and advantages.

•          Energy saving potential

•          Low weight (in particular expanded metal anodes)

•          Long service time even at high current density

•          Dimensional stability, long durability of base material

•          Replating possible

•          Higher quality of end product

•          Application-specific design


Such anodes consist of a titanium based material in the form of expanded mesh, sheet, rod, wire, or pipe. The standard platinum layer thickness is 2 - 5 micron, in case of higher loads layer thickness of up to 20 micron. The lifetime of platinised titanium anodes is in particular dependent on the work medium (electrolyte) and the anodic current (specific current density). It should not exceed 75 A/dm2.



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Platinised Titanium Anode with Electrical Connector or Hook for Electrolysis

February 11, 2020 at 11:41 AMPlatinised

Platinum is widely used as electrodes in many industries, having special chemical & physical properties like high corrosion resistance, thermal conductivity and catalytic nature.  Being a very expensive metal, instead of using solid form, platinum is deposited on the surface of titanium or niobium, occasionally on molybdenum by micron level layer.

Electrodes [Anodes or Cathodes] are available with hanging hook, frame or band in the form of sheet, mesh, pipe, wire, rod and custom built.  Platinised titanium anode is used in electrolytes having no fluoride. Platinised niobium anodes are used in electrolytes having fluoride, where we need better conduction (its conductivity is three times of titanium)  and  also it is suitable for Sulphuric acid chromium plating bath operated at current density greater than 75A / dm². 

Types of Special Anode we offer - Application wise: -

Electro winning anode

Cathodic Protection (ICCP) anodes

Rhodium plating anode

Anodes for sensing elements

Chromium plating anode

Hard chrome plating anodes

Copper plating anodes

Silver Refining Anodes